David Israelite

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David Israelite
Occupationcorporate executive
EmployerNational Music Publishers' Association

David Israelite is an American music executive. He has been president of the National Music Publishers Association since 2005.[1]

He was previously an aide to John Ashcroft, the Attorney General and was chairman of the intellectual property task force of the United States Department of Justice.[2]

He was a chief of staff and campaign manager for Kit Bond, a senator from Missouri.[3]

Israelite is number 42 on the Billboard Power 100 list.[4]

Israelite led and organized the music industry effort to negotiate and support the passage of the landmark Music Modernization Act which was signed into law by President Donald Trump on October 11, 2018.[5] The bill modernizes Copyright Law to improve how songwriters and music publishers are paid by streaming services.[6]

David also led the Copyright Royalty Board trial in 2017 on behalf of music publishers and songwriters resulting in a raise of songwriters mechanical royalty rates by over 44%.[7]


  1. ^ "NMPA President/CEO David Israelite Signs Five-Year Contract Extension". Billboard.com. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Ashcroft assigns key aides to the Department of Justice". Justice.gov. Retrieved 13 February 2001.
  3. ^ "NMPA President/CEO David Israelite Signs Five-Year Contract Extension". Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  4. ^ "No. 42: David Israelite - Power 100". Billboard.com. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  5. ^ "President Trump Signs Music Modernization Act Into Law With Kid Rock, Sam Moore As Witnesses". Bilboard.com. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  6. ^ "NMPA CEO David Israelite Urges Music Modernization Act Passage: 'It May Be Now Or Never'". Billboard.com. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Copyright Royalty Board Boosts Songwriters' Streaming Pay Nearly 50%". Variety.com. Retrieved 27 January 2018.